Large, strong and muscular but not heavy, to resemble the wolf as closely as possible.
Should be exemplary with no hint of aggression
Adult Males 70 – 110 lbs
Adult Females 55 – 90 lbs
Adult Males 25” – 33” to the shoulder
Adult Females 24” – 28” to the shoulder
Moderate stop. Forehead slightly arched
Black, but lighter pigment allowed in winter (snow nose)
Almond Shaped, yellow, through amber / brown
Pricked, triangular with slightly rounded at tip not too large or tall (soft ears serious fault)
Jaws strong with well developed teeth especially the canines. Scissor bite. Tight lip
Well muscled and long
Fairly long with level top-line and slightly sloping croup. Withers well muscled and pronounced. Well muscled slightly narrow chest with tucked up belly.
Straight front legs with close fitting elbows. Legs close together
Powerful and standing parallel. Long clean hocks
Front feet large, turned slightly outwards, longish with arched toes. Hind feet longish with arched toes
Hanging straight down to hock, not beyond. Generally raised in a gentle curve when excited, or on the move
Thick double coated. Winter and summer coat differ. Straight, short and slightly coarse to touch. A slight ruff around the shoulder and neck.
Black Grey, Wolf Grey and Red Grey always with black overlay and characteristic wolf mask. Solid colours unacceptable.
Harmonious light footed, long and loping to resemble the wolf
Incorrect eye colour or shape, Untypical ear carriage, incorrect markings, and irregular tail carriage.
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault
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